The public's right to safe, ethical and competent care includes the right to learn about Ontario's Naturopaths. You can find an ND and access the profile for every ND in the province from the College's Public Register, here...
Successful completion of the Ontario Prescribing and Therapeutics course and examination enables naturopaths to meet the Standard of Practice for Prescribing.
Naturopathic Doctors (also known as NDs or Naturopaths) provide health care to people using natural therapies to support and stimulate healing processes. NDs are highly trained, regulated professionals who have met comprehensive standards in order to practice. NDs are accountable for their conduct and practice.
The College has a process for investigating complaints and reports about Naturopaths. If you have a complaint or a concern about a Naturopath, it is important that we know about it, in order to take any corrective steps that may be needed. You can find out more about submitting a complaint here...
The College of Naturopaths of Ontario regulates all Naturopaths in the province. We support the public’s right to safe, competent and ethical naturopathic care, by setting requirements to enter the profession, establishing standards, administering quality assurance and inspections programs, and holding Naturopaths accountable for their conduct and practice.
Ensuring public protection and safety is the regulator's chief role. You, as the public, need access to information to ensure that self-regulation is working effectively in your best interests. We are committed to providing the information you need to make your healthcare decisions and to hold us accountable.
In Ontario, the public has the right to receive safe, competent and ethical naturopathic care. We invite you to find out more about us.
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To practise naturopathy in Ontario, you must be registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. The College establishes the entry-to-practise requirements for safe, competent ethical practise of naturopathic care.
NDs are responsible for practising naturopathy in compliance with all relevant laws, regulations and standards, and are expected to engage in life long learning. Stay informed with CONO.
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Registration for the October 28, 2018 exam session is now open. Registration will close on October 9th, 2018 at 5:00 pm or earlier, if maximum capacity is reached.
A big thank you to Members who participated in our Communications Survey. Our next steps are to review and analyze the data, and to prepare a report which will be made available to our Members and stakeholders.
What the upcoming changes to the Cannabis Act mean for naturopaths. Read more and take our survey.
NDs need to be aware of new mandatory reporting obligations.Learn what needs to be reported and access the report form.
Read about key takeaways regarding upcoming legislative changes to cannabis, and your chance to give us your input.
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